Used them right away when they arrived for a small trip, was great to have a bag for shoes, the cubes to separate different clothes (underwear, shirts&pants) so they stay organized and easy to find! Laundry zip bags also great for dirty socks/underwear or even cosmetics or jewelry. Zippers were great (one was closing wrong but as long as you opened it fully zipper was good again! Must have been during transport) love these. Also quite big!